Category Archives: ADV1100 Project #2

Aural Topographies: Animated Gif Mashup

Animated GIF No sound

Link to Gif with sound:

(When it loads before it plays for some reason it plays a quick second of the beginning of the song, ignore that little bit, it doesn’t happen in the editor)


REFLECTION: Making these Gifs were very fun to me! I love to work with Photoshop and it was great to see our work go from a physical paper to a digital image. I had fun learning how to make a Gif in Photoshop because I don’t usually make gifs so it was very fun to learn. Mashing up the two songs in Popcorn maker was a really fun thing as well, it was a bit annoying to get used to the snipping to get the song to play at the right part, but worth it!

Aural Topographies: Research

First I chose a song that has variety. Within the song the sound goes from calm to more upbeat a lot. It’s back and fourth, so it was a good song to choose for a variety. The song starts off with calm strums of the guitar for the first few seconds. It then goes into a repetitive beat also with the strums of the guitar but more upbeat. It gets more and more upbeat and then breaks down into a calm stage again. For the main chorus of the song there’s a much different sound than of just the guitar so it changes a lot. It then goes into a very calm beat for the middle of the song and quickly picks up into a completely different upbeat pattern, then quickly into the beat for the main chorus. At the end of the song it’s the main upbeat sound and then it quickly ends on a very light note. This song as I sad goes back and fourth from calm and sad to upbeat and happy which is why it was a good choice for a variety song.

For the monotone song I chose a sad song that uses the piano. The beginning of the song is pretty much keys of around the same pitch quickly being played. The beat then goes into a slower beat. Throughout the entire song the beat is pretty much in the same slow beat. I hear a repetitive pattern  throughout the song.  There isn’t really any space in between the beat/the keys throughout the song which is why all of the lines are so close together. There isn’t much of a separation in the sound. The beat continuously gets slower towards the end of the song. That’s why in my picture you can see that there are less curves as it goes from left to right.

The song I used for the variety sketch is here:

The song for the monotony sketch:

Variety Sketch

Monotony Sketch